GeT_RiGhT to undergo surgery

Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund has explained that the reason Ninjas in Pyjamas will not attend the fourth season of SLTV StarSeries is because he will have to go under the knife in December.

The Swedish team surprisingly announced on Thursday that they would skip the $15,000 league, whose LAN finals are scheduled for December 20th-23rd in Kiev, stressing that a statement explaining the decision would be released at a later time.

In his video blog on Youtube, Alesund revealed that he will undergo surgery on December 17th after suffering a ear infection back in May which has never fully healed.

As a result, he experienced around 45 per cent hearing loss in one ear, and if the problem is not treated properly, he may suffer further complications in the future, such as complete loss of hearing in one ear, complete loss of sight in one eye, and loss of smell.

NiP warming up

GeT_RiGhT has been battling an ear infection for six months now

After being operated on, the Swedish star will not be able to travel by plane for around a month, and even though he will not be able to wear a headset for up to 10 days, he will still practice with the team.

Despite the fact that NiP will skip SLTV StarSeries, it is still possible that they will be in action at NorthCon, which will take place between December 14th-15th in Germany.

"experienced around 45% hearing loss in one ear, and if the problem is not treated properly, he may suffer further complications in the future" - professional counter-strike player, hi. Volume 0.01 pls :D gl GTR
2012-11-09 13:15
9 replies
It`s worst case scenario if infection goes to worst.
2012-11-09 13:15
5 replies
"It's all gone Pete Tong" - lol.
2012-11-09 13:18
3 replies
2012-11-09 13:29
hahahah yeah, he will have to feel vibration on his mousepad
2012-11-09 13:30
hah,first thing that came on my mind when I read this :D
2012-11-15 09:51
45% is fact, all other is possible.
2012-11-09 13:40
2012-11-09 17:31
I'm absolutely sure this infection came after he started playing CS:GO!
2012-11-10 07:50
1 reply
2012-11-10 08:10
2012-11-09 13:11
Good luck :D
2012-11-09 13:11
India h8or
oh fuck, Hope u get well soon GTR!
2012-11-09 13:12
lucky hes not american, cause that sounds expensive!
2012-11-09 13:12
5 replies
sounds expensive? i see what you did there :D
2012-11-09 13:54
3 replies
No pun intended
2012-11-09 14:04
2012-11-09 15:04
2012-11-09 16:19
yeah every american without insurance would be in huge trouble haha
2012-11-09 14:55
Although I dont like him but I feel bad for him . Hope he makes full recovery
2012-11-09 13:13
Brazil INSIDER1234
good luck!
2012-11-09 13:14
Good Luck in the surgery, hope you will full recover!
2012-11-09 13:14
Ok! they have the DreamHack so..!
2012-11-09 13:14
GeT_HeaLthY fast! Good Luck :)
2012-11-09 13:15
6 replies
2012-11-09 13:40
Macedonia EXTOL[t]
2012-11-09 18:38
Germany tummi
+1 :D
2012-11-09 19:36
2012-11-09 20:08
2012-11-09 20:37
2012-11-10 08:39
get well soon, chris
2012-11-09 13:16
honestly, i'm impressed he can still play at the top level with 45% hearing loss in one ear. That sounds like a huge disadvantage (pun not intended)
2012-11-09 13:16
16 replies
Netherlands JUNG13
you can always make a disbalanced audio with more sound going into one ear :D
2012-11-09 13:19
Volume up 45%=just as normal? :x
2012-11-09 13:21
14 replies
if you watch the video, he says hes been having trouble balancing sound. When your inner ear is affected, it hinders your ability to percieve locations of sound, its not about simply turning up volume
2012-11-09 13:34
well... mathematically it's about 82% up.
2012-11-09 13:42
8 replies
...? If he plays with volume x and now he can hear only 65% of the x, turn x up 45% = +-0?
2012-11-09 14:00
7 replies
It doesn't really work to increase volume to compensate, but you're wrong about the math. If something's at 55% of normal, increasing it by 45% brings it up to 79.75%, that is 0.55x1.45. The correct calculation in this case is 0.45/0.55, which gives you 0.818, rounded up to 0.82. When you know that, you can do 0.55x1.82, and you'll get 1.001, which is rounded down to 1. Ergo, you're at 100%
2012-11-09 14:24
5 replies
The math is correct. But you cant just turn volume up to compensate his hearing loss. We do not perceive volume as %, its logarithmic, decibels (dB). Its not ever going to be the same for him. Oh shit, just read again what you said and, sorry. lol though i added some information
2012-11-09 15:44
"If something's at 55% of normal, increasing it by 45% brings it up to 79.75%, that is 0.55x1.45." Yea but we are not increasing his hearing but the lvl of volume... His hearing is 55% of normal but the volume is still 100%. So your not adding 45% to the 55% but the 100% of the volume which is still the same. Dumbass :)
2012-11-09 21:45
3 replies
Wrong. Audiolevel is 100%, aka 1. Increase by 45%, aka 0.45 1+0.45=1.45 GTR's hearing with the right ear reduces that by 45%, meaning his hearing ends up at 55% of nominal 1.45x0.55=0.7975=79.75%, as in my original calculation. You still need an 82% increase in the scenario. Easy math to calculate and verify.
2012-11-10 00:24
2 replies
im impressed to see a fellow swede doing math the right way
2012-11-10 16:00
2012-11-09 15:36
India h8or
Wow? Wouldnt that increase 45% volume in the other side of the headfone too? So basically he will be hearing normal in infected ear and super high volume in other? :GENIUS:
2012-11-09 14:13
3 replies
Headphones are stereo, meaning 2 channels of output. There are ways to manually change the level of each output. This is essentially panning/balancing. He can turn things up or down manually on each side of his headphones.
2012-11-09 16:27
2 replies
India h8or
Oh, thats kewl :D
2012-11-09 17:18
1 reply
2012-11-09 17:45
everything will be okay, you'll be healthy and lose to fnatic soon brah :)
2012-11-09 13:17
3 replies
fnatic... bunch of scrubs nowdays.
2012-11-09 15:57
2 replies
Best team in the world* nowadays Ftfy
2012-11-09 20:43
1 reply
yeah because its much of a 1.6 scene left... everything is dead.
2012-11-09 21:17
Netherlands JUNG13
get well soon, community needs you!
2012-11-09 13:18
2012-11-09 13:24
fast recover gtr!
2012-11-09 13:25
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France panic-D-
2012-11-09 13:28
That's unfortunate :/
2012-11-09 13:30
GeT_RiGhT ---> GeT_WeLl #RESPECT Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
2012-11-09 13:33
Get well soon, hope for the best :)
2012-11-09 13:33
Good luck mate!
2012-11-09 13:34
Ear infection? serious bizz gl
2012-11-09 13:37
Get well soon!
2012-11-09 13:36
Thailand hahahoha
2012-11-09 13:37
Best of luck.
2012-11-09 13:38
I don't like him at all, but this is a serious thing. GL and get well soon.
2012-11-09 13:39
good luck dude
2012-11-09 13:39
Well the doctor will be one of the rare persons that knifed Get_Right :) gl gtr
2012-11-09 13:40
12 replies
2012-11-09 13:48
2 replies
Ahahah! Awesome.
2012-11-09 17:03
da fuq =))))))))
2012-11-10 00:37
India h8or
2012-11-09 14:14
epic comment is epic
2012-11-09 14:21
1 reply
ty :)
2012-11-09 21:32
2012-11-09 14:25
lol, made my day :D
2012-11-09 15:48
2012-11-10 04:00
2012-11-10 08:41
Kapio knifed him Neo also..? who else
2012-11-10 12:24
2012-11-10 16:02
No wonder why SK didnt do any good in 2012 and had to disband after trying to perform with semi-deaf players... mad haters from easternEU bashing GTR and Sweden Counter-Strike. I say GL to you GeT_RiGhT and stay strong fellow!
2012-11-09 13:41
1 reply
well, I'm not from ukraine and still don't like GTR, swedish fanboy but don't wish him ill
2012-11-09 17:16
he must win that knife round..GL
2012-11-09 13:42
1 reply
2012-11-15 10:23
dv | 
United Kingdom dv-_-
GeT_WeLL Soon!
2012-11-09 13:52
1 reply
2012-11-11 12:22
i dont know him but ich wish good luck
2012-11-09 13:53
Why not just play with heaton?
2012-11-09 14:00
gl !
2012-11-09 14:03
Get well soon.
2012-11-09 14:04
Get well dude
2012-11-09 14:04
gl GTR!!
2012-11-09 14:06
GL i hope he get better
2012-11-09 14:08
no wonder why he has ear problem, because using headset for many hours will get problems for you like that
2012-11-09 14:16
5 replies
i think it depends on the volume and not on how long you use headsets.
2012-11-09 16:12
3 replies
hey actually, i think it also depends on the number of hours. Here in my country many Telecom Customer Service people lost there hearing because of continuous use of headphones.
2012-11-10 11:16
1 reply
2012-11-10 12:20
i believe wearing headsets for too long creates humidity inside the ear, wich leads to infections of the eardrum either that, or use a headset that has holes so air can travel, but as you can see, most CS tournaments kinda force you use closed-ear headsets like the Steelseries 7H , or the on-stage Noise-Cacelling Sennheiser Headsets . so basicly, using closed-headsets for too many consecutive hours could in theory lead to an ear infection.
2012-11-10 14:30
It says it was an infection.
2012-11-09 20:11
2012-11-09 14:13
I have 50% weaker hearing in my right ear. I just move the volume balance bar to the right from windows audio settings. Then I can hear sounds almost equally loud. :) Try this, GTR!
2012-11-09 14:16
5 replies
Nice solution xD
2012-11-09 14:25
it's an infection, it can get worse.
2012-11-09 14:40
2 replies
And what it has to do with this volume balance thing? Until the surgery I meant...
2012-11-09 14:41
1 reply
What he meant was go see a doctor...
2012-11-09 17:50
Good idea.
2012-11-09 16:11
2012-11-09 14:17
India Ad1_KaM
'he will have to go under the knife in December' The doc must have a lot of guts to knife GeT_RiGhT. He must be Dr. GuT_RiGhT! :P
2012-11-09 14:17
Pakistan $Bills$
GL with the surgery.
2012-11-09 14:18
GeT_WeLl, Sir
2012-11-09 14:20
Get well GTR
2012-11-09 14:21
good luck in the surgery
2012-11-09 14:40
oh, gl GTR and get well soon
2012-11-09 14:43
Europe fellinno
Very bad news... GeT_RiGhT, get well!
2012-11-09 14:45
get well soon!
2012-11-09 14:48
feel better :)
2012-11-09 14:56
Get well soon you little drama queen
2012-11-09 15:20
Taiwan SCVready
get well soon!!!
2012-11-09 15:21
gl in the surgery!
2012-11-09 15:44
omg ;O good luck
2012-11-09 15:52
sad for gtr, but gl!
2012-11-09 16:07
Good Luck GTR!
2012-11-09 16:11
Funny to see comments like "playing too much CS has these consequences." That makes no sense because the article says it's caused by an infection. Infection can be many things and not just eardrum's exposure to high amplitude sound pressure levels (SPL). Even, uneven bone development near your ear can cause hearing loss, it's caused by an infection, it can be anything.
2012-11-09 16:19
8 replies
Using headphones too much helps create a nice, cozy environment for bacteria and viruses to grow. Lots of nice humidity and warmth, and reduced air circulation. So that could very well have been a major contributing cause for the infection.
2012-11-09 16:31
7 replies
Possibly, although many other people also operate in similar circumstances a this doesn't happen that often to them. Call centres use even shittier headphones and are worn for longer durations. While this could be a cause and can not be ruled out as one, it seems very unlikely. There are greater chances of other infections taking place compared to what you mentioned.
2012-11-09 16:40
4 replies
But it does happen. And call centres use better quality headphones for the purpose(and tbh, they are probably better than overpriced junk like Steelseries, Razer etc). And, what I wrote was that it CONTRIBUTES by creating a nice environment for bacteria and viruses to thrive. Not to mention that the headphones themselves tend to pick up a lot of gunk.... Scrape with your nail across the cups sometime and you'll see...
2012-11-09 23:41
1 reply
I agree with everything you've said apart from call centres using better quality headphones.
2012-11-10 00:07
that's probably cus people who have to use headphones all day as a job should use Open-Air headphones, instead of Closed-Air Headphones, like the Steelseries 7H for example. however, playing CS in tournaments pretty much forces you to use closed-air because of the ambient sounds.
2012-11-10 14:35
1 reply
Yeah, but he doesn't attend a tournament on a day to day basis.
2012-11-10 15:11
not all headphones have low breathability. I haven't used the steelseries ones, so I can't comment on those. Has more to do with open cup/closed cup & ear cushion material. "Headphones and ear infections" to my knowledge, is more of a wives' tale. There are cases where...someone didn't realize the plastic ear tips to their headphones became dislodged in their ear and later caused an infection. But just "listening to headphones" isn't likely to cause an infection.
2012-11-09 21:54
1 reply
If you carefully read what I wrote, I didn't state that they caused it, I stated that it HELPED cause it by creating a nice environment for it. Not to mention that no matter what headphones you have, the headphones WILL pick up a lot of gunk. Just scrape your nail over the cups and cushions sometime....
2012-11-09 23:42
why wouldn't HeatoN play?
2012-11-09 16:26
1 reply
It probably has a lot in common with that it's around christmas time
2012-11-09 18:30
I wish you the best Alesund!
2012-11-09 16:27
get well soon mate , hope it won't become worse.
2012-11-09 16:31
why nip wouldn't get stand-in for gtr -_-
2012-11-09 16:58
OMG! Good Luck in the surgery, Christopher.
2012-11-09 16:58
Im surprised that in 142 comments, only like 10 are retarded with things like "rip gtr" etc. Guess this community is only 100% retard and/or braindead when it comes to cs:go.
2012-11-09 17:01
3 replies
You're statement doesn't make sense
2012-11-09 20:04
2 replies
1.6 audiance is super immature and has 0 common sense when it comes to a simple new game launching, like GO (as i said). I was surprised people kept their composure and actually went full respectfull and mature towards such a severe condition as the one gtr has, makes sense now ?
2012-11-09 20:23
1 reply
They can be mature for one things, and be completely selfish,ignorant and retardeds in others
2012-11-15 10:27
Good luck Chris!
2012-11-09 17:02
2 replies
I hear ya' :)
2012-11-10 01:27
1 reply
2012-11-10 16:04
GeT_WeLl soon pro
2012-11-09 17:06
Good LUCK!!!
2012-11-09 17:12
Good luck man, all will be well
2012-11-09 17:14
2012-11-09 17:17
Good luck! get well soon, Nip needs you full healthy
2012-11-09 17:18
you will be get right man god bless you
2012-11-09 17:23
GeT_kNifeD wish you a full recovery:)
2012-11-09 17:25
First when I read the title I thought its his wrist. I hope you win this knife round Chris!
2012-11-09 17:32
Brazil gu1d0
gl get well
2012-11-09 17:43
cs didnt cause this. gl man
2012-11-09 17:51
GL ;)
2012-11-09 18:01
that's what you get when you use headphones all day long
2012-11-09 18:15
instant healthshot! gl gl wish the best result in the surgery!
2012-11-09 18:36
oh, gl gtr!
2012-11-09 18:39
Russia goodjob
2012-11-09 18:52
Sad situation.. Hope it goes well and he recovers..
2012-11-09 19:04
2012-11-09 19:10
how do you still play this well with 45% hearing loss in one ear?! i guess someone with those conditions would feel disoriented from time to time and that can affect concentration =O. Get well soon!
2012-11-09 19:47
1 reply
I thought exactly the same mate :D Still pwning like a boss.
2012-11-09 20:44
good luck out there ninja!
2012-11-09 19:48
what if told you... Nip won ESWC with a half deaf player
2012-11-09 19:49
GeT_WeLl_SoOn :)
2012-11-09 19:50
2012-11-09 19:56
He said in his vlog that this was something he'd been keeping between him, his family, his girlfriend, and his teammates... So makes a news post about it.
2012-11-09 20:02
3 replies
as long as it's in a vlog it's not between him and his family..
2012-11-09 20:05
Everyone at HLTV is one big family. Apart from the Saucers, and the rest of the split :P Some dysfunctional family eh!
2012-11-09 20:43
1 reply
ahahhah yeah that's true, but some sourcers are actually cool :)
2012-11-09 23:28
GeT_Well_SooN <3
2012-11-09 20:17
Get_well Get well soon gtr! Need you back in action buddy! Giving all the other teams a chance at least :P
2012-11-09 20:40
3 replies
You seriously are rly weird man.. have any explenation?
2012-11-09 20:57
2 replies
What's weird about that mate? Besides, blame my hormones :P
2012-11-09 21:01
1 reply
Haha yea that could be it man. keep it real and put more effort in your own game in stead of pro gamers :P
2012-11-09 22:03
wish u nothing but a full recovery.. get well soon bro, good luck!
2012-11-09 20:41
hope it goes well get_right.
2012-11-09 21:28
still top rating in ESWC with 1 ear :D
2012-11-09 21:54
Get well GTR :)
2012-11-09 21:59
good luck!
2012-11-09 23:15
Really? My comment was deleted because I trashed abit on SteelSeries headsets? Not to mention, I said "just kidding" or something, Whats wrong with that, there is 1000's of trolls writing way worser things and dont say "Just kidding" afterwords. Prrryd Got Sensored by: -.-
2012-11-09 23:24
6 replies
You trashed them and nothing else. Thus it ended up deleted. Next time avoid your trashing and most likely all will be fine.
2012-11-09 23:53
2 replies
Get your facts right, I trashed them, said I was just kidding and then I said get well gtr, if I remember everything correctly. and what if I would use steelseries headset and got earinfection, and I would write it, would it be removed again? just hypothetically speaking.
2012-11-10 03:23
1 reply
Are you sure it is me who has to get the facts right? As said, there was just trashing and nothing else in your message. No, no saying that you were just kidding. Not that it would help anyway as you associate two different things in a pejorative way. If you included best wishes for GeT_RiGhT too, well, that did not help to clean the already existing mess. And the same would apply if you cheaply associate you using a SS headset and getting an ear infection. All the sudden SS would be responsable for the personal hygiene of their customers too?
2012-11-10 04:40
Same here. Big minus to HLTV admins
2012-11-10 03:26
my comment got deleted too :P i just asked why they would be writing an article like that and instead of answering they chose to delete it, what a joke
2012-11-10 12:05
1 reply
Seems your joke is better than ours as what you state isn't what your message said. Mock because of what the site decides to post news about isn't just asking. And you know as well as I do.
2012-11-11 01:31
GL GTR : )
2012-11-09 23:53
GeT_RiGhT ;)
2012-11-09 23:54
How can laugh about a health issue? cs player even is a person and this is about your health :/
2012-11-10 00:55
2012-11-10 00:57
1 reply
lovely one
2012-11-10 01:45
i remember spawn had a chest pain in the middle of a match and was moved off stage on a stretcher.
2012-11-10 01:43
>is because he will have to go under the knife in December That's pretty bad wording.
2012-11-10 02:23
I dont like him ,but sad story :(
2012-11-10 02:55
Estonia looodi
hope he gets right!
2012-11-10 05:09
so much worse things happening in the world and some people here get sad just because of get_right's little infection.. what the fuck?! go to watch life for example in Haiti and you will realise that get_right situation ain't that bad after all
2012-11-10 10:45
12 replies
None of the comments are stating this is the worst that could happen. The people writing here are doing it to show support for GeT_RiGhT. Getting deaf might not be the end of the world, but people that can't feel sympathy for one that risks it are likely to be the ones that causes the end of the world ;)
2012-11-10 11:03
2 replies
Are you serious. Did you even read article? "he may suffer further complications in the future, such as complete loss of hearing in one ear, complete loss of sight in one eye, and loss of smell." He still would hear with one ear, he still would see with one eye and sense of smell isn't really needed in live. Get_right situation isn't bad at all even if (worst happened) he would loose one eye, ear and sense of smell. You should not feel sad for him, you should feel sad for those who actually suffers a lot like most people in Haiti. Those people who can't or don't understand feel sympathy for people who live in places like Haiti (Get_right have things REALLY WELL compared to them) makes this world bad and really bad things really dont change..
2012-11-10 12:02
1 reply
wtf r u talking abt! we do know there r millions of ppl exist with worse case scenario than what get_right is going through but it wouldnt be appropriate to discuss abt all those ppl in here, specially not in this thread.
2012-11-11 11:51
retarded 10-year-old logic
2012-11-10 11:36
So, if you get a disease that may ruin your life. You would just say "Don't pray for me, pray for haiti" to everybody that wants you to get well? OK.
2012-11-10 15:37
2 replies
do you really think that asking other people praying would help you getting better if you get sick?? And my point was also that this thing can't ruin his life. he still will be able to see and hear.
2012-11-10 15:58
1 reply
So you don't want your family to cheer you up when you have a disease? Sure bruh.
2012-11-12 15:31
this is a cs news site not some bbc, retard kid..
2012-11-10 16:11
4 replies
yeah, thats why here should not be news about players little personal issues. We want gaming news, not players' personal life stuff
2012-11-10 16:44
3 replies
it is gaming new, its news about why nip cant participate
2012-11-10 16:47
2 replies
well for example, if f0rest stomach/intestines suddenly doesn't work as fast as normally and he can't defecate/have a shit for example in three days, do you want that this little personal issue is also added to HLTV news? Players little personal issues should not be added to HLTV news.
2012-11-10 17:01
1 reply
Get right not attending event = CSGO news. If hltv said 'oh, he just can't go'. Everyone would be asking why, hence why they told us...
2012-11-15 10:55
Get well GeT_RiGhT.
2012-11-10 14:25
What the fuck is wrong with people.
2012-11-10 14:43
4 replies
Maybe people don't like that HLTV write news about insignificant matters. This is site for gaming news, not for some personal little issues. There are much bigger issues in the world if you really have to write about some issues happened. People want to read about gaming news, not about players little personal issues
2012-11-10 16:15
3 replies
This is a gaming issue, and the issue is Haiti is completely different to this...
2012-11-10 17:26
2 replies
well for example, if f0rest stomach/intestines suddenly doesn't work as fast as normally and he can't defecate/have a shit for example in three days and cant play because of that, do you want that this little personal issue is also added to HLTV news? Players little personal issues should not be added to HLTV news.
2012-11-10 18:07
1 reply
Estonia looodi
lol, u should stay ingame cuz real life is pretty dangerous too, news n shit
2012-11-16 03:17
Nice!! :)
2012-11-10 15:28
2012-11-10 15:36
good luck :D
2012-11-10 16:44
2012-11-10 17:29
2012-11-10 17:30
GeT_RiGhT :)
2012-11-10 18:21
Good luck our 1,6/CS:GO king
2012-11-10 18:27
Goood luck!
2012-11-11 00:53
gws get right !
2012-11-11 01:46
Guess this is an after effect after leaving fnatic. Anyway, best of luck gtr.
2012-11-11 02:09
any1 having problem watching video?
2012-11-11 06:14
1 reply
lol +1
2012-11-11 12:04
Get well soon!
2012-11-12 13:55
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